Newsletter – July 2012

Men’s Imua

This past weekend we had our men’s imua. Imua means to go forward in the Hawaiian language. So some of the men of Hope Chapel Waikiki got together and ventured off to Waimanalo for an overnighter at my house. We worshiped, fellowshipped, ate and prayed. (1 Timothy 2:8) I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

The next morning following the overnighter we went out on a 6-man canoe and experienced paddling as a team. We realized that everyone had to be in sync for the canoe to move efficiently on the water. We needed to be focused and at the same time relaxed. What a beautiful morning it turned out to be. As we looked back at the mountains from the water we could see God’s Glory written all over the slopes and edges of the Koolau’s. To top it off, we could see Molokai, and a little bit of Maui.

We learned about integrity, maturity, understanding and accountability and being a team in our Christian life. We even got to share our deepest emotions and our happy times from our youth. I believe our overnighter brought us a little bit closer as brothers in Christ. God wants all of us to come together in Jesus Christ.

They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)

Come Together

Every year, the Women of Hope get together and fellowship by the pool at beautiful Liliokalani Gardens. We all bring something to share: either it is food, words of wisdom, or prayer. Whatever it may be, it is a blessing.

This year there were games. Auntie Lehua came up with one that had me thinking I need to study the bible more, but the last two games of the day left us all laughing .Some of the Women of Hope really know how to shake things up (in a good way). We really need a video camera next time because words just won’t do.

We all had a wonderful time together. I believe it makes our family at Hope Chapel stronger and that is a gift in itself. Thank you ladies for coming and making the day so very special with all your love and laughter!!

Ephesians 4:16 – The whole body, joined and knit together….causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

From Lehua:

Psalms 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when (brothers) SISTERS live together in unity.

Sunday was truly a blessing for all those who attended the Women of Hope ministry. We were totally relaxed and enjoyed fellowship, good food, and games. The presence of the Lord was felt as we included Him to be with us. Just a little reminder on what I personally feel. When women get together in love and pray Jesus is in the midst. What miracles can’t happen?

Thank you again, looking forward to next year. Showers of blessings to all. We missed the ones who weren’t there. Aloha Ke Akua, Lehua

From Maryanne

Our luncheon was held at Liliuokalani Gardens poolside, and we were blessed with a wonderful turnout of women. There was lots of good food, good fun, and good fellowship. We played several games, where we all had turns at being contestants, but the “booty shakers” got the most laughs and support.

The afternoon went quickly as we talked story with old friends, met new friends, and had a great afternoon of spirited and spiritual fellowship.


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Men's Imua
Men’s Imua

Men's Imua
Men’s Imua

Women of Hope fellowship
Women of Hope fellowship

Women of Hope fellowship - games
Women of Hope fellowship

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Meet the Neighbors cookout
Meet the Neighbors cookout

Kaleo flipping burgers on the grill
Kaleo flipping burgers on the grill

Scott and Wendy
Scott and Wendy

Meet The Neighbors cookout
Meet The Neighbors cookout

Greet one another
Greet one another

Thumbs Up
Thumbs Up

Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service

Greet one another
Greet one another

Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service

Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service

 

 

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Posted by admin in Newsletters on July 31, 2012